Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga, Bandar Puchong Utama, Puchong

I never thought this day would actually come... the day that I would utter these words, "Curry fish head is yummy." Though there were a few quite famous fish head curry in Seremban, I never really liked this dish... not sure why though.

Recently, we visited a friend in Puchong (this is an alien place to us too when it comes to dining) and she took us to Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga in Bandar Puchong Utama which is famous for its fish head curry as well as steam fish, which we saw on almost every table when we arrived at the restaurant. One word of advice, be early (before 6.30pm) or else you will risk having to wait and queue for a table. We were there early so we got a table indoors with air-conditioning too. 

When the curry fish head arrived at our table, we got 2 distinctive smells - salted fish and curry. Smells so good! The fish head used is from sek pan (garoupa), served in a sizzling claypot along with other ingredients such as tofu pok, cabbage, brinjal,okra, and green beans. The curry was really fragrant, even my mother who does not usually eat much rice asked for a second helping and poured the curry gravy all over the rice. I didn't care much for the fish head (as a matter of personal taste) though the curry was really good. 

We ordered a steamed fish (siong tong hak fei chau) too, since the kids were with us and they wouldn't really eat curry. We were shocked when they told us the smallest fish available was 1kg.. luckily there was a few of us to share it! The fish (black tilapia) was very fresh, served with lots of ginger and chillies, so there was slight spicy kick but the kids ate it nevertheless. The superior broth tasted very good too.

Baby C loves the signature tofu dish (RM12), as it was silky smooth. The tofu is homemade, topped with spring onions and deep fried shallots.

We ordered two vegetable dishes, big plates and very reasonably priced. The tau miu (RM12) and green beans (RM10) were both nicely cooked.

Tau miu

Green beans

We also got a view of the sunset from our table while finishing our food.

Complimentary dessert - jelly with wolfberry (kei chi)

Kids love their jelly!

Restaurant exterior

Some sweet mangosteen to finish off our evening nicely

On top of this outlet, there are 6 other outlets in Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, Bandar Sungai Long, Bandar Kinrara Batu, Serdang Perdana Sri Kembangan, Taman Esplanade, and Bandar Puteri Puchong. However names of the restaurant may differ from this outlet.

Full set of photos available to view here.

Price: Total bill was RM118, the fish are RM30 and RM42 respectively, not sure which is which.

Location: Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga, No 19, Jalan BPU 2, Bandar Puchong Utama, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.

Tel: 016-288 2829

GPS Coordinates: 2.995209, 101.621561


  1. Black tilapia...my fav fish for its value and sweetness...the bigger the better...good stuff :)

    1. I usually don't like tilapia as it has the fishy taste but the one here wasn't too bad, so I enjoyed it.

    2. Normally those tilapia with d fishy taste are red tilapias...hehe =)

      Tried the curry at their Sri Petaling branch...din much like it...maybe cose I had better ones in d neighbourhood =)

    3. Oh the one we had from Puchong branch was very nice.

      Where would you recommend for fish head curry in yr neighbourhood? Maybe I go try one of these days.

    4. Hmmm...there's a Nyonya place called 'Familiar Faces'...their specialty is claypot curry fish head...u can replace the fish head with either fish fillet or stingray if need be =)

      They do a mean 'marmite chicken' using deboned drumsticks and the salted egg squid is pretty kick-ass too...hehe =)

    5. Thanks for the tip! The prospect of salted egg squid makes me wanna go there. This will be at same place as Iwate? (that row of shophouses?)

    6. Nope...it's located in the older row of shophouses...here:


      Lemme know if u need further directions :)

      Preview of the salted egg squid and the marmite chicken...hehe...



      Enjoy de :)

  2. ooo, i think i'd enjoy this place. i lurrrrrrve fish head. the gelatinous eyes, the glutinous cheeks ... irresistible for me!
    p.s. and mangosteens are my number one favorite fruit. ever since i was a kid :D

    1. They have a branch in Sri Petaling which is pretty close to you. Btw, I took the photos of the mangosteens specially for you, since I rmbred it's your fav fruit. Hehe ;)

  3. The curry look like very "lemak", is it?

    1. Yup, quite creamy... think they use quite a lot of santan.

  4. Looks like a gem, this place! Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. Replies
    1. It was... I don't usually eat fish head curry but I was hooked on this.



    I miss home!

    1. Aww you can eat them all when you're back next!

  7. Ooh, that's great that the kids are starting on (slightly) spicy foods early! Next thing you know they'd be asking for cili padi with every meal! :D

    1. Hehe not too spicy yet, they dont like chilli pan mee yet but am trying to train them slowly ;)

  8. Food above average. However this business owner is not treating his dog very well ( caged up in a small confinement near the kitchen.

    If the farking retard owner wants more people to come,do treat animal with respect.

    Only if you need to go and eat. else boycott.


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